Seed Library

A partnership between LifeCycles and the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Seed Library is a way for hobby and beginner gardeners to share seeds and connect with other local seed savers. By providing access to free seeds and seed saving education, our goal is to strengthen local food systems and increase our region’s biodiversity.

Community Seed Saving

Seed Library Members

Seed Library Members “sign out” and grow seed from the library collection. They then save seed from the plants grown and return a portion back to the Seed Library. Becoming a Seed Library Member is free, and you don’t need to be a member of the public library to participate.

Sign up to be a Seed Library member

As a Member you will get access to:

  • Our seed collection of over 100 varieties of open-pollinated, locally grown seed, as well as seed saving resources and education
  • Seed saving workshops, events and field days
  • Our quarterly newsletter that includes profiles of local seed growers, seed saving tips, upcoming events and articles about seed sovereignty and seed saving
  • A growing and dynamic community of seed-loving folks

Get Involved

Become a Member & Save Seeds!

Do you want to start a Seed Library in your community? We support the creation of new Seed Libraries in BC. For more information on seed saving and starting you own Seed Library follow the link below.